The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just announced
the update of its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. Only 293 of the
over 4,500 hospitals nationwide received the highest rating, Five Stars.
St. John’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Wyoming to be
recognized with Five Stars.
“This achievement, one that we have been awarded for five consecutive
ratings cycles, recognizes St. John’s focus on providing ever-improving
quality care,” said St. John’s CEO Paul Beaupré, MD.
Beaupré noted that CMS has a complex and sometimes confusing system
for evaluating and reimbursing providers for hospital quality. “We
hope that the quality rating, Five Stars for St. John’s, helps reduce
some of the confusion by highlighting the overall quality of our care
relative to other hospitals in the state and country,” he said.
“I couldn’t be more proud of my team and our entire medical
community for their contributions to this outstanding achievement.”
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307 739 7380,
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St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.